Chorley Heritage Centre Articles

Miles Standish 2020

As 2020 approaches in celebrations of Miles Standish the following video has been produced, which will be of interest to many: -
Other work continues to be carried out by a number of organisations in preparation for... more information

Myles Standish and the Mayflower Commemoration 2020

Please spend a moment to follow the below link and answer our short survey.

Myles Standish was military adviser and companion to the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed to America in 1620. 2020 is... more information

Chorley Heritage Centre Support Group Privacy Policy

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Here is a riddle; what do the following have in common; perfect vision, a short form of cricket and the four-hundredth anniversary of the sailing of the Pilgrim Fathers in the Mayflower?
Answer; 2020.

Yes, the year 2020 marks the quatercentenary of the Pilgrim Fathers’ arrival in the Mayflower at what is now Massachusetts, USA. On... more information

“Church and the Community in Chorley”

“Church and the Community in Chorley”

Have you or your family been involved in Walking Days, Uniformed Organisations, Church Fund Raising or Celebration Events?

Come and visit the “Church and the Community in Chorley” exhibition, running throughout the summer, at Chorley Heritage Centre, Astley Hall Farmhouse, Astley Park, Chorley... more information

RIP Roy Fisher - former President of Chorley Heritage Support Group

Capt. S Roy Fisher MBE, JP, DL,C St John, B Arch, FRIBA, FRTPI, Past High Sheriff of Lancashire President of The Chorley Gardening Society see Former County Chairman West Lancs Scouts

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The Conferring of the Freedom of the Borough on 3 Medical Regiment

On Saturday 6th June 2015 St Laurence's Church hosted a special service at 10:15 am to celebrate the Conferring of The Freedom of the Borough on 3 Medical Regiment. The service commenced at 10:15 am in the presence of the Mayor of Chorley and her consort, the Commanding Officer of 3 Medical Regiment and his wife, and the Rt Hon Lindsay Hoyle,... more information

History of St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Euxton

The current school building was opened on 22nd May 1965, although we know that there has been a Catholic school in Euxton for over 175 years. In preparation for the school’s golden jubilee in 2015 the school prepared a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to research into our school’s history. Mrs Lee (the deputy head) and... more information

Leonora Carrington - Lancashire's Surrealist Painter

Leonora Carrington OBE, was a Lancashire-born artist, novelist, and surrealist painter. She was born on the 6th of April 1917 in Westwood House, Clayton-le-Woods; the family later moved to Crookhey Hall and Mansion near Lancaster, which is now a school with her paintings. Leonora was a feisty debutante from a very upper-class family, causing no... more information

The effects of shifting population over the centuries ... Cultures and Beliefs

The development of Chorley's rich heritage has over the ages included many new faces forming a rich tapestry of cultures, beliefs and languages. Over hundreds of years many have worked on national infrastructure building projects, in the mills, in industry and serving the community in a variety of ways; over the years many have departed... more information